Civil Rights Movement & Free Speech Movement

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Diablo Valley College Dr. Kent Haldan History 121 Overview of the Cold War, Civil Rights Movement, & the Free Speech Movement at UCB.
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I.The House Un-American Activities Committee’s (HUAC) anticommunist investigation in the film industry of Hollywood: Who supported it, A.In 1938 Congress created the House Un-American Activities Committee chaired by conservative DP from Texas, Congressman Martin Dies. One of the earliest targets was the film industry in Hollywood. In 1947 a list was issued of suspected Communists in the film industry and eventually 250 actors, writers, and directors were barred from further employment.
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(HUAC) anticommunist investigation in the film industry of Hollywood: Who supported it, B. Supporters : Jack Warner, Louis Mayer and Gary Cooper testified. Ronald Reagan —president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952--cooperated fully in the effort to rid the studios of suspeted Communist. Walt Disney argued before Congress that the Screen Cartoonists Guild Was Communist controlled and had plotted to make Mickey Mouse follow the party line.
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House Un-American Activities Committee’s (HUAC) anticommunist investigation in the film industry of Hollywood: who opposed it, and its outcome: C. Opposition : Other leading film stars opposed it—such as Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, and Katherine Hepburn—risked their careers by speaking out against the anticommunist hysteria. D.Outcome: Eventually 250 actors, writers, and directors were barred from further employment.
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HUAAC Protest: Film Stars such as Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart went to Wash., DC, in 1947 to Protest its investigation of Communism in Hollywood,
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Republican Party and the Cold War Moreover, as the Soviet Union expanded its influence over eastern Europe and Asia, the Republican Party effectively blamed these developments on the policies of the national liberal Democratic Party leaders, claiming they were “soft on Communism” and branding it the “Party of treason.
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RP and the Cold War In 1946 the Republicans won control of both houses of Congress and in CA 7 DP incumbents lost their seats in the House to Republicans. One of the victorious RP was Richard Nixon of Whittier, a political newcomer who defeated Jerry Voorhis —Liberal DP —who represented the district for 10 years and had been one of the most effective supporters of New Deal.
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American Activities in 1941 with Jack B. Tenney of LA as chair. 1.Tenney bullied witnesses and denied them the rights of due process that they would have had in a normal legal proceeding. He classified the innocent with the guilty, convicted by accusation, punished by publicity, and tied to silence criticism by directing these methods against every critic. Orsen Welles probably had Tenney in mind
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